Thursday, April 30, 2009

Saved from the blade...

Do you ever have those patches in your yard that just tug on your heart, and you just can't mow it over? Here's my little patch. I like it a lot. :)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

My New Gig

I give sunshine to those in need:
So, my older sister took my little sister's senior pictures this weekend. My job was to move these big light reflecting things (I'm sure that's the technical name) so that the sun would shine where it was needed. I must say, I think I might have something going for me here.

I'm so cool.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

That's my kinda world...

I walked past this today and at first thought it was a ran-over crayon. It was actually some tassel thing. Imagine a world where crayons burst into confetti...

Friday, April 24, 2009

A Series of Un and/or Semi-Fortunate Events

Today is just one of those days you have to write about or it becomes an undeservedly forgotten day.

First off: I was expecting a very important package.
Second: I wanted to go home for the weekend to spend the beautiful Arbor Day taking a walk with some of the fam on the bike trail.

This is what happened:

3:30, no package. I go to campus to pick up my tassel (because I'm graduating in 15 days). I check my email, and track my package. It's supposedly been on the truck since 9:10am. Thinking the little guy couldn't take too much longer I head to the house in hopes of seeing it waiting on the porch.

4:15, no luck. I double check to make sure I didn't over look it. I walk out on the porch, look everywhere, open the screen door and the main door shuts in my face. Locked out. I see my roommate's car, so I assume she is home. I ring the doorbell over and over and over. No answer.

4:20, I start walking to the school's library where my other roommate is working (thank goodness). She didn't get off work until 5:00, so I just hung around until then.

5:10, still no package. I pack up, and just want to go home. I get an idea to run UPS and ask what was up. I didn't want my package out on the porch for the whole weekend. I get there, and they assure me it is on the truck. It was Avon day, so they had a ton of deliveries. AVON DAY! I should have known. So, it could be as late as 8:00 before it would arrive.

6:15 I call my sisters to tell them I wont make it in time to go for a walk with them, because it's Avon day. Before heading to the house to wait for the UPS guy I run to McDonald's for some nuggets. I had a long walk earlier, and justified it with my extra calorie burnage. I pull up to pay, and the woman just needed somebody to talk to. she had plenty to say about how hard it was working with some of those people, and her hip was killing her...or was it her knee? I gave her some advice and pulled forward.

6:30, I arrive at the house to find my package! The hunt was over, and I could go home!

What a wonderful day. I got to take a nice walk through the town, meet a UPS man who informed me it was Avon Day (which I know he only meant it was when all the Avon stuff came in for them to deliver, but it doesn't mean we can't celebrate about it), and the way things worked out I ended up at that woman's window when she needed an ear. AND I got my package.

Happy Avon Day!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Uni-Blog

Does this wee flower appear to have a uni-brow of sorts? I felt like it should be loved.

Much has happened these past couple days, so I'll try to recap. I'm calling this a Uni-blog because it's going to be kinda long...

Sunday:

My last day going to Huntington 3rd Branch was sad. I will miss everyone greatly!!! I've made life long friends and through the magical world of Facebook I am sure we will always keep in touch. We have gone through so much together. Whether it was deep frying jello, or riding down white rapids their friendship kept me from going crazy in these isolating hills.

Tuesday:

I've been helping with some high school art events lately, and the county art show was Tuesday. Before I was in charge of punch and cookies, but this time I was promoted to front desk! Talk about movin' on up. That was a fun gig. I basically smiled and looked pretty, among other things. I just felt so much joy in heart sitting in a wonderful museum listening to the harpist play Can You Feel the Love Tonight, and other delightful songs. :) I am honestly going to miss this place (as much as I am ready to leave.) It's starting to feel a little like Cheers. I know more people in this town than my home town. Sitting at that desk was the best thing I could have done before leaving here. I got to talk to just about everyone in the community I wanted to see one last time.

EARTH DAY!


We took our students on a field trip to the Southern Ohio Museum to see Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson. She is a fascinating artist from Columbus with great insight. One of my favorite things she said was that a gift does not belong to us. It is for the future.

Next up was THE BEAR RUN/WALK! Here are some videos to give you an idea on how great it was. (Sorry for the low low quality and wind blowing. That's a camera phone for you...)


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We had fun. So a couple of us were going to get our picture with a bear for the "Bear Run/Walk", when Rocky the Rock Star joined us too.


Earth Day is the day that got me thinking about all these little holidays, and It was definitely a good one. I was honestly very disappointing that the theaters around here weren't showing EARTH, but I like to think it was because that much excitement in one day would be just too much.

And now we are here today. This is my last day at institute, so I put together a little something for my awesome teacher! I'm giving her the 'uni-flower', because I know Eva is a very loving person. I also picked up some lovely Dove chocolates today. Here is one I got!

It says "Find little ways to make everyday a holiday."

How perfect is that!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

High Five

Happy National High Five Day!!!! It's true! Today I gave most of my students a high five, and plan on giving more away. I personally think this guy (Rob) really knows how to party on occations such as this:



Wish I could be such a party animal.




PS-I need a job.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Happy Day!

I just found out I passed my last PraxisII test! No more tests until grad school!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Overall Good Time

The whole crew was in! Spring break is great. Here is a glimpse of the happenings:

First there was COSI. It's a science place for kids. My dad got on a submarine camera and aimed it at a window, and this was the view he found:

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Miranda gets excited about science.I don't know how Ella can look so good while holding the full moon up. I struggled.

Next was Easter

It's tradition to fly kites on Easter in our family, and this is the traditional way to end flying kites:

The rest of the weekend was just fun.

Here are the strongest half naked boys I know:

Angel faces:
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Which were sometimes sick too.

The kids loved grandma's songs...even more than pants. Overall good time.

I should also mention that I did just fine on my Celebration of Scholarship presentations. One was on Community Arts, and the other was with a group about the China trip. I got this classy faux gold pen, which I plan on using anywhere and everywhere a pen is required.

3 more weeks, and I'll have all my classes finished up. I can taste freedom!

Today is Thomas Jefferson Day! Here is a quote to celebrate:

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.
-Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Speaking of being beautiful...

My mom just sent me this forward:
Today is National "HOLY COW, YOU'RE HOT" Day! Send this to someone gorgeous, but don't send it back to me~ I've been getting this message all freakin' day!!!
I think my aunt Diane might have something to do with this. And why shouldn't it? It's true!

My Past

So, I just met with a the moderator for tomorrow. She kind of mixed up my name and said "I don't know why I would mess that up. I've seen your face so much." I assumed it was because she had just seen me around campus...Turned out it's because she is the photography instructor and I've been a model for one of my friends. Eat your heart out boys...It pains me to have done such corny things...and to have people recognize me from them.

PS-I'm really nervous about tomorrow...I want to throw up.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Gossip

Well, seeing I’m not really in the mood to sleep (too nervous about this next week) I’ll spill some gossip from back home. Remember the new guy (aka the rooster)? He found love. The rooster has a girlfriend. I’ve never seen him so happy.


Ok. Thursday. 2pm. I will have done the last major thing I’ll ever have to do for school, and have almost all my assignments completed. Just 3 more weeks of student teaching will remain before I’M FREE!!!


In other news: My mom calls me this week to tell me my home newspaper ran a page of all the silly holidays and more I’m celebrating. Small world. I’m honestly not going to celebrate anything more until Tuesday (No Housework Day). Hopefully things will spice up a little before this next week ends…

Now. Time to sleep. Night!

Thursday, April 2, 2009